My wife has just started to attend an english course here in the czech republic and during the first lesson they have been learning how to pronounce an english alphabet. She claims that her teacher said english ypsilon to be pronounced as 'whey' whereas I'm sure (uhm, well, almost) it should be pronounced as 'why'.
Could anyone be willing to judge both of us? Who's right?
Thanks in advance!
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Btw - one question out of interest: Is Czech your native language, Ivo?
I noticed you called Y "Ypsilon", I wonder if that's the Czech name for the letter?!
Anonymous:It's why not whey.
'Y' also rhymes with 'sky'; 'eye'; 'my'; 'die'; 'buy'; 'fly'; and many more. Hope that helps.
Anonymous:Of course, it might depend on the nationality of the teacher, if native speaker. I think the Scottish accent would sound more like 'whey/way
Perhaps he/she is Australian... (/ei/ /bei/ /cei/ /dei/...)
Anonymous:It's pronounced WHY
I need the pronunciation, for my wife, for the English alphabet, in Spanish.
I.E.; A = ahh, E= ay, I= E, O- Oh/OWE , and U = ewe
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